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Mother-Daughter Team Opens Caring Transitions Of Mechanicsburg »

May 27, 2015 at 11:47AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations.
Mechanicsburg, PA (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 - Carolyn Doerr and her daughter Corinne Skidmore are looking forward to helping seniors and their families relocate and downsize through Doerr’s new business, Caring Transitions of Mechanicsburg.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

Positive Impacts Of The Redesigned SAT Exam »

May 27, 2015 at 11:38AM PDT | Source: Tutor Doctor
Tutor Doctor Opportunities Available

Tutor Doctor of Carrollton/Dallas Educates Students and Parents on the Positive Impact of the New SAT
Dallas, TX - May 27, 2015 - (PR.com) - For the first time in almost a decade, the College Board has decided to update the SAT to better represent and track what students have actually learned in high school and to provide them with a better tool to prepare for college. After the number of students who took the ACT surpassed those who took the SAT in 2012, the College Board came to realize that the SAT had become disconnected from the skills learned in high school and needed to undergo major changes to better meet the needs of students across the nation. The new version of the SAT will debut in the spring of 2016. The College Board is on a new mission to best serve higher education by propelling students toward success in college and work...

CREAM Expanding To The California Central Valley »

May 27, 2015 at 11:27AM PDT | Source: CREAM

Company plans call for having as many as five locations over the next several years.
May 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // MILLBRAE, Cali. – CREAM, a Bay Area-based dessert franchise that specializes in high quality ice cream sandwiches and other confections, has inked a franchise deal that will bring five new locations to various parts of the Central Valley.
The first of the five locations is slated to open in the next several weeks in Fresno. This will be the first store operated by MAD Frozen Delights, a group consisting of David Barhum, Mohammad Barhum, and Mike Zahriya. The group has additional locations planned for Stockton, Bakersfield, Merced, and Modesto.
“We’re going to grow quickly. There’s a lot of excitement around the brand,” said CREAM president and COO Jim Ryan, noting that the franchise has more than 30 other stores in various stages of development throughout California and Florida...

Anago Cleaning Systems Welcomes New Company President »

May 27, 2015 at 11:14AM PDT | Source: Anago Cleaning Systems
Anago Cleaning Systems Opportunities Available

Adam Povlitz, Son of Company Founder, Accepts Position as President at 2015 Anago Master Seminar
May 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Even with its impressive growth both domestically and internationally as a leading commercial cleaning franchise, Anago Cleaning Systems (Anago) has remained a family business at heart for 25 years. On Monday, May 4th Anago held its 2015 Anago Master Seminar at the Renaissance Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. where they announced that Adam Povlitz would be taking on the role of company President from his previous role as Executive Vice President.
“I believe that there are two things that you need to do in order to be a successful leader,” former President Terry Mollica said...

Roetzel Receives Top Rankings In Chambers USA 2015 »

May 27, 2015 at 10:45AM PDT | Source: Roetzel

Six Partners Recognized
May 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // Roetzel & Andress LPA has once again been ranked as a top Ohio law firm in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (“Chambers”) for Natural Resources & Environment. Chambers also recognized six of the firm’s partners individually as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas.
“As in years past, we are honored to be recognized by Chambers,” said Jeffrey J. Casto, Roetzel’s Chairman and CEO. “A Chambers ranking validates our client-focused approach to our work and the high level of professionalism practiced by our attorneys.”
Chambers & Partners, a U.K. - based publisher of legal guides, compiles annual rankings of leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the country using independent, objective and client-focused interviews and research...

Hampton By Hilton Calls On Travelers To Capture And Share Memories With The Launch Of Its Framing Memories Campaign »

May 27, 2015 at 10:30AM PDT | Source: Hampton By Hilton

Participants Submit via Instagram or Twitter for a Chance to Win 500,000 Hilton HHonors™ Points
MCLEAN, Va. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Beginning May 21 through June 19, Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s global brand with more than 2,000 mid-priced hotels, is launching Framing Memories, a campaign designed to help travelers all over the world share and inspire new adventures for a chance to win half a million Hilton HHonors™ Points.
As an extension of the recently launched We Go Together™ ad campaign, Hampton by Hilton is asking consumers to create branded content by submitting original photos and videos “framing” a personal travel memory using Hampton by Hilton’s iconic hexagon-shape. Travelers can simply use their hands to frame their special moment or use found materials such as seashells or a graduation cap that symbolically communicate a unique travel story...

TruFusion Group Fitness Studio Announces Plans To Franchise »

May 27, 2015 at 9:47AM PDT | Source: TruFusion

Vegas Workout Hotspot Set for Rapid Expansion
May 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS - TruFusion, the Las Vegas-based workout studio popular for its wide array of lively group fitness classes and new fusion exercise styles, has announced plans to sell franchises across the nation. The fitness hub has already signed several franchise agreements, with a special focus on expansion throughout the West Coast, Colorado, Utah and the major East Coast markets.
The unique studio offers a variety of classes that fitness fanatics cannot find anywhere else, such as Hot Pilates and Barre, Battle Ropes, Kettle Bell and Barefoot Bootcamp in a heated room. With over 200 classes hosted per week at TruFusion, there is something for everyone...

TruBlue Total House Care Rolls Out New Program For Seniors »

May 27, 2015 at 9:39AM PDT | Source: TruBlue Total House Care

The program, called Safe Access, enables TruBlue Total House Care providers to assist seniors and their families by making homes friendlier for older adults.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 - TruBlue Total House Care, a Cincinnati-based franchise specializing in providing complete house care, home improvements, maid services and more, is rolling out a new program for seniors.
The program, called Safe Access, enables TruBlue Total House Care providers to assist seniors and their families by making homes friendlier for older adults. Some of the services include knob replacement to lever-style handles, making electrical switches and outlets more accessible, widening access points, grab-handle and hand-rail installation, ramp installation, and stair railing installation and securing...

Intelligent Office Announces New Location In Nashville, Tennessee »

May 27, 2015 at 9:34AM PDT | Source: Intelligent Office

Intelligent Office Provides First-Of-Its-Kind Office Solutions to Nashville Business Community
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 - Intelligent Office, a virtual and executive office facility providing administrative and staffing services for mobile executives, small businesses, professional services firms, and independent contractors, has announced it has signed a lease on a new location in Nashville, Tennessee.
Nashville’s economy ranks as one of the fastest growing in the country, joining other booming cities like Austin and San Jose, according to a report on metro economies released at the United States Conference of Mayors last year.* The thriving economy in the city is also contributing to enormous demand of Class A office space for small businesses and professionals...

PostNet Names Terry And Kathy Stokes 2015 Franchisees Of The Year »

May 27, 2015 at 9:28AM PDT | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services

The Stokes, PostNet Franchise Owners for 18 Years in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Receive Award for Second Time in PostNet Franchising Career
DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers named Terry and Kathy Stokes of Steamboat Springs, Colorado as 2015 Franchisees of the Year during its Thrive 2015 convention in May. The Stokes have owned a PostNet franchise for 18 years; this was their second time earning the top franchisee award.
"Not only do they have their fingerprints on this organization, but they have made an indelible mark upon this company," said PostNet CEO Steve Greenbaum. "They have always been leaders, willing to get onboard and to question. They have been involved in committees and in the Advisory Council over the years...

Jackmont Hospitality And JIB Management Purchase Florida TGI Fridays™ Restaurants »

May 27, 2015 at 9:19AM PDT | Source: T.G.I. Friday's Restaurants

Fridays on Track to Refranchise Nearly All Corporate-Owned Locations in 2015
CARROLLTON, Texas - May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Today TGI Fridays™ announced it has completed two separate transactions that will transition 32 company-owned Florida restaurants to franchise-owned locations.
The 16 Fridays restaurants in the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale area have been purchased by existing Fridays franchise partner Jackmont Hospitality, Inc. ("Jackmont"), and the 16 restaurants in Orlando have been purchased by JIB Management, Inc. ("JIB"), a new franchise partner for Fridays. Together, these two transactions keep Fridays on track to refranchise nearly all of its corporate-owned restaurants this year.
Jackmont, a veteran Fridays franchise partner for more than 20 years, doubles their Fridays portfolio with the purchase of the 16 Florida locations and two additional locations in Charlotte, NC...

Villa Italian Kitchen Honors Heroes With Salute For Slices »

May 27, 2015 at 9:06AM PDT | Source: Villa Enterprises

Multi-unit Pizza Operator Shows Appreciation for Armed Forces and Local Heroes with Special In-Store Offer and Prizes for Nominating a Hero on Facebook!
May 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // MORRISTOWN, NJ - Villa Enterprises, multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor celebrating 50 years in business, announced Villa Italian Kitchen will show their appreciation in-store to the Armed Forces and Local Heroes by honoring all officers and military with a Buy One Get One Free Neapolitan Cheese pizza slice, at participating Villa locations nationwide June 15th - June 19th, 2015. Offer is valid to any individual dressed in uniform or who show ID - to members of the United States Armed Forces (current and veterans), local police and fire departments, EMT, and mall security...

Sky Zone To Kick Off Summer With End Of School Year Bash »

May 27, 2015 at 8:41AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Kansas City Indoor Trampoline Park Will Offer Specials and Giveaways To Celebrate Summertime
May 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world’s first all-walled trampoline playing court, is kicking off summer with a four-day celebration. From June 1st through June 4th, Kansas City families can come in to Sky Zone and celebrate the end of the school year with gravity-defying deals.
Throughout the week, guests at Sky Zone Kansas City will be able to take advantage of various specials like two hours of dodgeball for $15 a day or $50 for four days, $5 30-minute jump passes for first time jumpers, and Sky Café specials like $2 slushies, $1 fountain drinks and two for $4 Dippin’ Dots...

Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. To Participate At The Piper Jaffray 35th Annual Consumer Conference On June 10, 2015 »

May 27, 2015 at 8:18AM PDT | Source: Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc.

HOUSTON - May 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRG) today announced that the Company will participate in a fireside chat at the Piper Jaffray 35th Annual Consumer Conference at The New York Palace Hotel in New York City. The discussion will begin at 10:15 AM Eastern Time on June 10, 2015.
Investors and interested parties may listen to a live webcast of this discussion from our corporate website at www.igniterestaurants.com under the "Investors" section.
About Ignite Restaurant Group
Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRG) owns and operates restaurants throughout the U.S. Headquartered in Houston, Ignite's portfolio of restaurant concepts currently includes Joe's Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap...

‘Posh’ Franchise Opportunity Heats Up Pizza Industry »

May 27, 2015 at 8:13AM PDT | Source: Posh Tomato

Posh Tomato Launches Franchise Program for Upscale, Customizable Pizza Concept
May 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // Brooklyn, N.Y. – Beloved in Brooklyn for its distinctive thin-crust, brick oven pies topped with hand-pulled mozzarella cheese, made-from-scratch tomato sauce and the finest original toppings, Posh Tomato has launched a franchise opportunity aimed at significantly expanding the concept throughout the Northeast U.S.
The custom-built pizza category is expected to lead the restaurant industry in percentage growth and unit expansion over the next three years, according to research firm Technomic. Posh Tomato is looking to break out from the crowded field with its streamlined operational model, architectural and design support and connections to prime real estate locations throughout the country...

Rob Lichty And Michelle Bachman Launch Caring Transitions In The Vineyards »

May 27, 2015 at 8:04AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations.
Sonoma, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 - Rob Lichty and Michelle Bachman are looking forward to bringing a new kind of relocation and estate sale service to the community with their new business, Caring Transitions in the Vineyards.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions in the Vineyards serves Sonoma County and the surrounding communities...

Mosquito Shield Opens New Franchise Opportunities To Nashville Entrepreneurs »

May 27, 2015 at 7:44AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Shield

Top 50 Franchise Corporation Brings Innovative Mosquito and Tick Control Solution to Music City Center Hall
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 - Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation will introduce its innovative mosquito and tick control franchiseopportunity to prospective franchisees at the Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo in Nashville, TN.
The regional event, which offers entrepreneurs a chance to meet face to face with businesses offering expansion opportunities, takes place on May 30 and May 31 at the Music City Center Hall, Hall A1.
“The trade show environment offers a perfect opportunity for us to showcase the unique approach that has made Mosquito Shield so successful,” said Michael Moorhouse, Vice President of Franchise Operations...

WIN Home Inspection Honors Franchisees At Annual Convention »

May 27, 2015 at 7:38AM PDT | Source: WIN Home Inspection

Award Winner Nearly Tripled His Business in Just One Year
HUNTSVILLE, AL - (Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - Most businesses can only dream about nearly tripling in revenue in a single year, but that's exactly what WIN Home Inspection franchise Strategic-Partner Doug Gray did.
Gray's franchise, WIN Chattanooga, experienced a 181% increase in business last year. He was presented with the Most Improved Strategic-Partner of the Year award at WIN's annual convention.
"Hard work and dedication to building your business do pay off," said Jimmy Rocchetta, WIN's Marketing Director. "This is a fantastic time to be part of the home inspection business. Home sales are soaring, and across the country home buyers paid for more than 4 million inspections last year...

Smashburger Expands United States Presence Along East Coast »

May 27, 2015 at 7:35AM PDT | Source: Smashburger

Better Burger Concept Continues Rapid Growth with Three New Franchise Partners
DENVER - May 27, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant concept, today announced it has added three new partners to its growing family of better burger franchisees. The combined commitment for 61 new restaurants brings Smashburger’s total active franchise pipeline to over 350 units set to open over the next several years. As a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to expand operations across all fifty states and abroad, the agreements launch Smashburger into new markets in Florida including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Ft. Myers and Naples. In addition, Smashburger’s new partners will open units in upstate New York including Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse...

CENTURY 21 Real Estate Introduces Self-Study Business Courses That Take Learning To A New Interactive Level »

May 27, 2015 at 7:31AM PDT | Source: Century 21

C21 System to Leverage Cutting-Edge SaaS Platform from Udemy for Business
MADISON, N.J. - May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - CENTURY 21® Real Estate, the iconic brand and franchisor with the largest global network in the residential real estate industry including approximately 6,900 independent offices worldwide, announced today that it is bringing to market two new business self-study courses that take online learning to a new, interactive level. C21® University students are able to access these courses on any device, and at a time and place convenient to their schedules. Additionally, they will be able to participate in discussions with other peers and have instructors/coaches curate additional content based on their collective comments and questions as they progress through multi-week courses...



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